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480 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (ACC)

480 ISRW

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

 

Lineage.  Established as 480 Antisubmarine Group (Separate) on 19 Jun 1943.  Activated on 21 Jun 1943.  Disestablished on 29 Jan 1944.  Reestablished, and consolidated (31 Jul 1985) with the 580 Air Resupply and Communications Wing, which was established on 15 Mar 1951.  Activated on 16 Apr 1951.  Inactivated on 8 Sep 1953.  Redesignated as:  480 Special Operations Wing on 31 Jul 1985; 480 Intelligence Wing on 23 Oct 2003.  Activated on 1 Dec 2003.  Redesignated as 480 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing on 1 Jan 2009.

Assignments.  AAF Antisubmarine (later, I Bomber) Command, 21 Jun 1943 (attached to:  Northwest African Coastal Air Force, 21 Jun-25 Jul 1943; Northwest African Air Service Command, 26 Jul-22 Aug 1943; XII Fighter Command, 23 Aug-Nov 1943; Under operational control of US Navy Fleet Air Wing 15, 21 Jun 1943-unkn); Second Air Force, c. 1-29 Jan 1944.  Air Resupply and Communications Service, 16 Apr 1951; United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Oct 1952-8 Sep 1953.  Eighth Air Force, 1 Dec 2003; Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency (later, Twenty-Fifth Air Force), 26 Feb 2008; Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), 11 Oct 2019-.

Operational Components.   Squadrons1 Antisubmarine:  21 Jun 1943-29 Jan 1944.  2 Antisubmarine:  21 Jun 1943-29 Jan 1944. 

Stations.  Port Lyautey, French Morocco, 21 Jun-Nov 1943; Langley Field, VA, c. 18 Nov 1943; Clovis AAFld, NM, c. 1-29 Jan 1944.  Mountain Home AFB, ID, 16 Apr 1951-17 Sep 1952; Wheelus Field, Libya, 22 Sep 1952-8 Sep 1953.  Langley AFB, VA, 1 Dec 2003-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Antisubmarine, EAME Theater; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation:  North African Theater of Operations [21 Jun]-28 Oct 1943.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016; 1 Jun 2016-31 May 2017; 1 Jun 2017-31 May 2018; 1 Jun 2019-31 May 2020.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011; 1 [Jun] 2011-31 [Dec 2012]; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2013.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Components, and Honors through 18 Feb 2021.

Supersedes statement prepared on 19 Apr 2012.

Emblem.  Approved on 14 Aug 2009.

Prepared by Margaret Ream.